The London NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) Doctoral Training Partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. The Partnership fosters integrated training of environmental scientists in ways that cross boundaries between established disciplines.
State of the World's Plants Symposium, 11–12 May, 2016
Plants represent one of the most important constituents of biodiversity, the foundation of most of the world’s ecosystems. They hold the potential to tackle many of the world’s present and future challenges, from global food security to mitigating the worst impacts of climate change. Plants are also under pressure from a multitude of threats. It is therefore timely to take a snapshot of the status of the world’s plants and try to answer the questions:
The Role of Crop Diversity in Transitioning to a Resilient Food System in a Changing Climate
Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
This one-day symposium organised jointly by the Global Crop Diversity Trust (‘Crop Trust’) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (‘RBG Kew’), will bring together experts from around the UK to discuss the role of crop diversity and Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), in building more sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems.